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The saddle lift for tight thighs.

Authors
  • Ersek, R A
  • Salisbury, A V
Type
Published Article
Journal
Aesthetic plastic surgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1995
Volume
19
Issue
4
Pages
341–343
Identifiers
PMID: 7484472
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Efforts to tighten the lateral thigh skin and subcutaneous tissue after liposuction may result in conspicuous scars on the hips, groin crease, or medial thighs. We have developed a technique that enables the excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue, measuring about 20 x 10 cm2, from the inner thigh and central buttocks crease where the scar can be completely hidden. We present a patient who, after appropriate liposuction, had a nearly perfect silhouette but who continually complained about the looseness of the skin on her lateral and posterior hips. The patient suggested that we remove the skin and subcutaneous tissue from the middle portion. We did so and the results were surprisingly good. We recommend this procedure for those patients in whom no external scar is acceptable and who require tightening of the skin of the upper thighs and buttocks.

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